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Liverpool wins Turkey and Canada links

[ March 6, 2019   //   ]

MSC is to introduce a new call in Liverpool, as part of a rotation including Canada, Turkey and southern European ports. It follows the news that the 2M alliance, of which MSC is a member with Maersk, will make Liverpool a permanent call on its TA4 transatlantic service.
The new Canada Express2 service will serve Izmir, Gemlik, Gebze and Tekirdag in Turkey, then Genoa, Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia and Sines before heading to Liverpool. It continues to Montreal and then back to Liverpool and on to Europe.
The route will be served by eight 5,500teu vessels calling twice a week.
The new service is also expected to drive business growth in the company’s rail and short-sea feeder services to and from Scotland.
Mark Whitworth, chief executive of Liverpool owners Peel Ports said: “The tide continues to turn in Liverpool’s favour as shipping lines and their customers see the evidence for how our location can benefit the whole supply chain. This is another vote of confidence in the North West and our location for bringing the heart of the UK economy closer to their international markets.”
Michael Collins, commercial director of MSC UK added, “As we continue to grow our presence in the North West of the UK, we’re seeing greater customer interest in our services to/from Liverpool and we’re very much looking forward to continuing that trend, and our relationship with Peel Ports.”

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